October 2015: Immigrant Families and Tax Credits — What’s at Stake?

The EITC Funders Network and GCIR co-hosted a webinar on immigrant families’ eligibility for tax credits, proposals to limit eligibility, and what role funders can play in protecting immigrant families’ access. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are widely recognized as critical income supports for millions of low-income families. Despite paying taxes, many otherwise eligible immigrant families are denied participation in the…

April 2015 – Making Work Pay: Understanding the impact of the EITC and other tax credits on the lives of low income families

The EITC Funders Network, the Grantmakers Income Security Task Force and Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families co-hosted an informative session with the authors of It’s Not Like I’m Poor, a newly released book that highlights how low income families are faring since the welfare reforms enacted in the 1990s. In the wake of welfare reform…

February 2015 — CFED’s New Support for the Community Tax Preparation Field

Free tax preparation services help tens of thousands of low and moderate-income families have their taxes filed in high quality, non-predatory, community settings. The success of this field has been built on developing technical expertise and peer-to-peer learning opportunities provided by a robust network. As we head into the 2015 tax season, it is more…

October 2014 — Investing in Savings At Tax Time: Insights for Funders

This webinar offers a briefing on the latest innovations and best practices for helping low-income consumers leverage tax time to begin saving. Speakers discussed scale innovations that hold promise for transforming the way low-income consumers begin and build savings as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Ready, Set, Save initiative and learnings from the 2014 Tax Season.